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Transportation Overview

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1900-1950 American Transportation Technology
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the "America on the Move" series. In the first half of the century, inventors harnessed new kinds of power to both old and new kinds of transportation. Electric motors and internal combustion engines powered boats, trolleys, t... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:48 PM
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1800-1900 American Transportation Technology
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the "America on the Move" series. Robert Fulton launched the first commercially successful steamboat service on the Hudson River in 1807.  By the end of the 19th century, steam engines in the bellies of ships and locomotives h... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:42 PM
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1800-1900 American Transportation
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the series "America on the Move." In 1800, the only practical way to travel and trade across long distances was along the nation’s natural waterways. As a result, settlement clung to the nation’s coasts and rivers. A few roads... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 02:51 PM
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1900-1950 American Transportation
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the series "America on the Move."  The dawning of the 20th century. America was in the midst of great change. Although most of the population lived in rural areas, people were moving to cities in record numbers. Electric troll... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:02 PM
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1950-2000 American Transportation
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the series "America on the Move."  The 1950s. For many, a set of wheels seemed to guarantee the American dream-the house in the suburbs, the family outings, the freedom to come and go as you please. Nearly 50 million cars were... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:10 PM
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1950-2000 American Transportation Technology
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the "America on the Move" series.  The jet engine took planes to new heights, providing a smoother and faster ride. The diesel engine replaced the steam engine in trains. And in cars, new electronic devices controlled ignition... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:54 PM
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1800-1900 American Transportation Infrastructure
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the "America on the Move" series.  It’s hard to imagine America in 1800. The young country consisted of 16 states and just over 5 million citizens. The vast and impenetrable landscape made travel difficult and as a result peop... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:20 PM
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1950-2000 American Transportation Infrastructure
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the "America on the Move" series. The modern era of roads didn’t begin until 1956 when President Eisenhower signed into law the federal aid highway act. With it, he authorized the construction of 40,000 miles of limited access... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:34 PM
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1900-1950 American Transportation Infrastructure
From si.edu, produced by The History Channel
This video is a part of the "America on the Move" series.  Between 1900 and 1950, the United States paved the way to its future. Local, state and federal dollars built millions of miles of roads, opening up new worlds to those who traveled along them... [more]
February 10, 2011 at 03:27 PM
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Transportation in the 1800s
From YouTube, produced by NASA
This video is a quick history of transportation. It shows older forms, especially cars, and the impact of these vehicles on society.
January 25, 2011 at 08:18 PM
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